Jimmy Frees Friends
A Featured 3 Star Act!
Jimmy Free's Friends is a reggae band with an original American sound. They have all been playing professionally for years, seasoned players, they conjure up reggae groves out of thin air. The good friend vibe of the band comes right at you. Here are some good players who are really enjoying themselves. They do recognizable reggae, sprinkled with some originals, with a few other styles mixed in, always with an emphasis on improvisation as if they were a blues or a jazz band.
Members of this Seattle jam band have played with groups like The Guarneri Underground, Jumbalassy, Andy O, Hugh's Blues, Ray Bonneville, Mark Whitman, and more. They play original songs and music ranging from Bob Marley and Muddy Waters, to the Police, Eric Clapton, and The Doors.
A solid four piece band playing mostly reggae; recognizable songs sprinkled with some original songs.
We bring to the stage years of varied experience to play our unique American reggae.
Jimmy Free's Friends have played a lot of local clubs inclulding: The Bamboo, The Madison Pub, Ricky's, The Barrel Tavern, Grinder's, Mondo's, O Callahan's, Crossroads food Center, Stanwood Hotel and Tavern, Owl and Thistle, The Castaways, Red Line, Rimrock Steak House, The Interchange, Legends, Spar Beer, Yella Beak, O' Callahan's, Blue Water Bistro, Bubba's Road House, Central Tavern, the Olde Shipwreak, Raging River Saloon, Corner Inn, Druid's Glen, the Mad Crab, and the Upstage. Jimmy Free also regularly appears as the guest artist for jam gigs at The Madison Pub, Uncle Mo's, with Randy Oxford at Jazz Bones, Silver Dollar Casino and with Doug McGrew at the Barrel Tavern.
Jimmy Free's Friends Have played quite a few festivals and concerts including: Seattle's Peace Concert, Magnolia Summerfest, Lacy in Tune, Richmond Beach Saltwater Park, Olympia Music in the Park, Burien Concerts in the Park, Fife Autumn Fest, City of Marysville Concerts in the Park, Bellevue Strawberry Festival, Ethnic Fest, San Juan Park Concert, Magnolia Concerts in the Park -2 years, Central Area Community Festival, Choochocom- Langley Festival of the Arts, Sea Tac Concerts in the Park, Renton Concerts in the Park, Pike Place Market Street Festival, Bellevue 6th St. Fair, Marysville Sounds of Summer Concert Series, Concerts at Central Market, Concerts at Pine Lake Park, Aququfest, Sumner Concerts in the Park, Arlington Music in the Park, Concerts on the Boardwalk in Bremerton, the West Seattle Street Fair -2 years, Fall City Days, Bainbridge Concerts in the Park, Fourth of July Celebration in Ocean Park, Larc Blues Fest, St. Martins Microbrew Fest, White Center Jubilee Days -2 years, Issaquah Farmers Market-3 years, Covington Days -2 years, Olympia's Farmers Market, Edmonds Arts Fair, Shoreline Arts Fair, and the Richmond Beach Strawberry Festival- 5 years.
Jimmy Free - Guitar & Vocals.
In addition to composing music for film and internet use Jimmy has been a sideman for many outstanding Seattle bands including: Hugh'sBlues, Ray Bonneville, Shakata. The Trouble Boys, Andy O, Alex Duncan and Jumbalassy, African All-Stars and Guarneri Underground.
Mikel Rollins - Bass & Vocals.
Keeping solid bass lines a part of the Seattle scene, his bass credits include: Isaac Scott Band, Jim Basnight, Steve Bailey and the Blue Flames, the Plano Brothers, Michael Powers, Sundance Rhythm Band, and the Guarneri Underground, among others.
Ronnie ‘Rascal' Liburd – Keyboards & Vocals.
From the Virgin Islands to the Northwest, his keyboards have spiced up numerous reggae, ska and soka bands. Here in Seattle: Andy O band, Alex Duncan and Jumbalassy, internationally: Carnival Cruise Lines, Caribbean Ecstasy, Romone and the Family Brass, and Entripino among others.
Leo LeBlanc – Drums & spirit.
Spelling out the beat and dropping the one, Leo has played the drums for many Seattle reggae, ska, and soka bands including: Ganja Farmers, Sellassie I Soldier, Epogee, and Caribbean Express.